It seems as if you’ve been searching your whole life, and now you feel you’ve finally found the one. The one you’ve always dreamed of that will make everything so wonderful, at last. Reliable. Integritous. Strong. High speed. Great bandwidth. And affordable. That’s right, it’s the satellite internet provider of your dreams. You always knew this day would come, and now it’s finally here. Before you sign a contract, check these points to be sure this is truly the one for you.
Looks Can Be Deceiving
Don’t be taken in by glossy flyers promising the world or slick, professional sales pitches. A reputable satellite internet company will have substance behind that first impression. Ask to speak to a happy customer or search online reviews to make sure there’s more than just a pretty face.
There Are Other Fish in the Sea
It never hurts to compare one company’s offer to the others available in your area. Your chosen company may even honor their competitor’s offer to win a loyal customer. This type of customer care is a great sign of compatibility.
Avoid a Ricochet Romance
Some companies offer to pay off your breach of contract penalties with your current satellite internet provider if you switch. Be careful. Make sure you aren’t being unrealistic about either company’s products, services, or fees. While this may seem like an easy way out of a bad contract, be certain it’s not a tricky way into another bad contract. You already know things rarely work out on the rebound.
Too Good to Be True
You’ve heard that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This applies equally well to both romance and service contracts.If one company offers similar service at a fraction of the price, ask more questions and read the fine print before signing anything. Breakups are messy, so avoid them.
Honesty Is the Best Policy
Both customers and satellite internet providers must be honest and forthright to form an excellent working relationship. Ask for clarification on anything that seems ambiguous, and always be honest yourself in your approach to your new provider.
Never Settle for Less Than You Deserve
If you know from the start that you will be unhappy with the service, keep shopping. Locking yourself into a contract that does not meet your needs is a burden to you and to your service provider. For example, if you work online, and live where the satellite signal is sketchy, you are going to be frustrated.
If you find a company that provides great service and a fair price with no surprises, it just may be the one.